Cascade Apricot Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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4.41/5 rDev +1.6%
2012 bottle into a FW tulip
pours a bubbly golden color with a half inch thick white head that quickly fades. smell is quite sour with a big amount of fruit...apricots? sure. taste starts out lip puckeringly sour and very tart and lasts all the way through. definitely one of cascades sourer beers...almost as much as noyeux but not quite. has a fruity kick to it too that makes it all the more enjoyable. real drinkable. medium carbonation with a medium body.
overall one of cascades best. love it and have returned to it many times.
12-14-2013 00:58:43 | More by Axnjxn
4.06/5 rDev -6.5%
750ml bottle, 2012 bottling. Thanks for bringing this one, Rob. Poured into a Darkness goblet last night, 12/7/2013.
Pours what I would expect an apricot sour to look like- a hazy straw-yellow, bordering on the verge of orange, head being a very nice effervescence that takes some time to settle. Bits and pieces of solitary bubble lacing sticks around on the glass.
Smells like freshly squeezed apricots with a ton of vinegar and funk. It is very intensely apricot-like and not a subtle nose at all. It is brashly acidic and pulls no punches.
On the sweeter side, but a mighty complex sour. Sweet and tart in the beginning, like a fruit beer but in the background there is a lot of acidity, vinegar, oak and funk that just takes over as the beer lingers in the mouth beyond the first sip. Everything is still a bit messy with each component being strong and intense, which detracts a bit from my enjoyment of this beer. Perhaps some time would do it good.
Thinner bodied, good carbonation, nice tart oaky earthiness on the back end. The flavours are quite intense so this is a sipper.. enjoyable one at that.
As mentioned before the flavour components are all there in its full glory. Its not a subtle beer where everything interacts with each other well, but rather it is a brash beer that is tart, sweet, sour, acidic and funky all at the same time.. but it is not particularly complex. In all the jumble, a bit of the essence of this beer is lost. Perhaps some time will do it good.
12-08-2013 19:40:50 | More by Stevedore
3.58/5 rDev -17.5%
2012 vintage served on tap into a snifter
A- Poured a cloudy tangerine orange with white head that dissipated instantly and left no lace.
S- Very astringent and sour aroma. Big sugary, sweet, and sour apricot notes, also a weird almost glue like smell.
T- This is one of the most intensely sour, tart, and astringent beers I have ever had. Big apricot and some Belgian yeast notes.
M- Very high carbonation, very dry, and medium body.
O- The sourness on this beer seemed to overwhelm some of the great flavors that I am sure are hidden underneath. I just didn't get much complexity that I would expect for a beer that spent so much time in the barrel.
12-07-2013 03:06:49 | More by Hoptometrist
Cascade Apricot Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
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